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Ornellaia appoints MMD as its UK distributor

Published:  02 September, 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) has been been appointed UK distributor for Italian winery Ornellaia, taking over from Armit Wines.  

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North South Wines expands no/low portfolio with La Gioiosa bubbles

Published:  17 August, 2020

North South Wines has expanded its no/low alcohol portfolio with a new sparkling drink from La Gioiosa. 

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Italy rising in half-year Liv-ex trades

Published:  23 July, 2020

The growing importance of Italian wines on global trading markets is reflected in the half-year data released by Liv-ex, the online fine-wine trading platform.

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Prosecco in the pink with parallel rosé trends

Published:  17 July, 2020

A sizeable uplift in rosé wine sales is forecasting a rosey outlook for ‘Pink Prosecco’ which is due to land on British shelves and in ice buckets as of January 2021.

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Producers of Prosecco Superiore vote to reduce production

Published:  14 July, 2020

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG this week approved a decision by its members to reduce the yields for the 2020 harvest to avoid over-supply. 

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Pinot Grigio DOC delle Venezie emerges ‘unscathed’ from lockdown

Published:  19 June, 2020

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie says it has come out "unscathed" from the lockdown, with bottling numbers stable  (+0.39) at the end of May compared to 2019.

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Challenges for winemakers as Italy exits lockdown

Published:  03 June, 2020

The biggest challenge for the Italian wine trade is recovery in the on-trade, according to Pierpaolo Penco, Italy country manager at Wine Intelligence, speaking ahead of publication of the Italy Wine Landscapes 2020 report, due out this week.

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2020 Piemonte Report hails ‘last great wine region in the world’

Published:  27 May, 2020

Barolo and Barbaresco lovers have long championed Italy’s finest Nebbiolos, but the wines have remained somewhat under the radar when compared with the attention heaped on the likes of rivals from Tuscany, Burgundy and Bordeaux.

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Demand for US and Italian wines leads fine wine investment spike

Published:  26 May, 2020

BI, the fine wine and spirits merchant, has reported something of a boom in its fine wine sales during the era of coronavirus, with sales of both US and Italian wine leading the pack.

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All systems go for pink Prosecco

Published:  22 May, 2020

Prosecco DOC Rosé has now been enshrined in Italian law, meaning the trade can expect to see the first official ‘pink Proseccos’ hitting shelves in 2021.

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UK demand for premium Prosecco doubles

Published:  05 May, 2020

Export volumes from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG to the UK doubled in 2019, according to the latest data from its Consorzio.

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Freixenet unveils Italian still wine collection

Published:  05 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has launched its first range of still Italian wine in the UK to build on the success of the company’s Prosecco and sparkling Italian rosé.

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Disaronno resists coronavirus blues to set up UK distribution hub

Published:  10 March, 2020

Disaronno and Tia Maria owners Illva Saronno have today announced that they are setting up a distribution, sales and marketing arm in the UK – the same day that Italy announced it is quarantining its entire 60 million population due to the spiraling outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Vinitaly latest to postpone

Published:  03 March, 2020

Vinitaly has become the latest trade fair to postpone its event, scheduled for April, due to coronavirus (Covid-19). 

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Berkmann's bags Tenuta San Leonardo

Published:  02 March, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars is now the exclusive UK distributor of the iconic Tenuta San Leonardo Italian winery, the company has announced.

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Southern hemisphere wines to receive post-Brexit boost

Published:  10 February, 2020

Wines from the southern hemisphere will thrive most in post-Brexit Britain, according to the latest Wine Trade Monitor from food-and-drink communications agency Sopexa.

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Top Selection bags award-winning Tuscan producer

Published:  03 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to be the exclusive distributor for Tuscan producer Villa Saletta.

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Consorzio Doc delle Venezie posts 34% hike in bottles sold

Published:  31 January, 2020

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie has announced a 34% increase in bottles sold last year compared to 2018.

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Jascots lists Barbaresco producer Rivetti

Published:  15 January, 2020

London-based on-trade distributor Jascots has added organic Barbaresco and Barolo producer Massimo Rivetti to its list.

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Selling Italy in the off-trade

Published:  09 December, 2019

Justin Keay digs deep into Italy in the off-trade, taking his microscope to the supermarkets’ Italian ranges and discovering what indie customers are demanding from their local merchants.

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